12 May 2014

Generally the province of sponsored young globetrotters, the Mentawais boat trip/photo shoot has become shorthand for surf corpo extravagance.

Hitting a peak in the early double-oughts, some wave-adjacent anchorages looked suspiciously like the Palm Beach Yacht Show. This piece chronicles a different sort of situation.

Meet our 40-something crew of extraordinary gentlemen: Tom Curren, Gary “Kong” Elkerton, and Mark Occhilupo. They brought offspring and understudies.

On tap? Style contrasts, knowledge, and good times on the teak decks of the Mangalui Ndulu.



    Come on a journey aboard the fully-equipped 60’ timber sloop Nomad which frequents some of the finest lefts and rights Indonesia has to offer. The Nomad is all about surfing, adventure and sharing the stoke.

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  • Mangalui Ndulu

    She is a magnificent 84 foot timber sloop, custom built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.

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